Bio (the real one)
Since I was a very young, I have always had a sense that I was supposed to do something big for and in the world. I knew that it had something to do with education. So after completing my comp exams for my PhD- the very same afternoon, in fact- I called the local board of education and told them quite ceremoniously that I was ready to help. Since making that call 20 years ago, I have been on a quest, or scavenger hunt, to fulfill my promise, and help fulfill the promise of those around me. My work has been focused on higher education- at the University at Buffalo, where I serve as Associate Dean and Director- with tentacles into K-12 education, community engagement, and global development. Through it all I’ve maintained an unwavering commitment to supporting humans of all ages as they strive to get unstuck and actualize their talents and strengths for the greater good. I also have a fascinating project in the Mara Region of Tanzania, where I have been taking students and colleagues to visit and engage since 2009. As my work continues to evolve, I try to capture and share some of my reflections and projects through this blog site. I always welcome comments, ideas and opportunities to connect.